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Heather  Ann  Shepard  holds  an  MFA  in  Creative  Writing  and  An  MA  in
                    English Literature from National University. She is the editor and founder
                    of  tinfoildresses  magazine  and  is  a  visual  artist  as  well.  Her  latest

                    collection of poems My Book of Magical Flowers and Other Things was
                    released from Cyberwit out of India earlier this year.



                         Heather Ann Shepard,



                                      United States









                                   My sundress danced with the breeze
                                   As I searched for hidden birds of gold
                                   Among the hellebores and celadon trees

                                   I found them perched in twos and threes
                                   Sunlight, warm and shadows, cold
                                   My sundress danced with the breeze

                                   I remember my mother’s letters, creased                           Sundress
                                   Carried in my pocket, until months old

                                   Among the hellebores and celadon trees

                                   The birds’ song could not appease
                                   My loss of her voice, only words to hold
                                   My sundress danced with the breeze

                                   I recall her dress was white with daisies
                                   When she went away, and memories unfold
                                   Among the hellebores and celadon trees

                                   The choruses of birds sing as they please
                                   And the sun has turned marigold
                                   My sundress danced with the breeze
                                   Among the hellebores and celadon trees.
































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